IND – 15 Darjeeeling & Sikkim with Trek

Sikkim is the second smallest and least populous state of India, nestled in the Himalayas. The thumb-shaped state is characterized by wholly mountainous terrain. Almost the entire state is hilly, with an elevation ranging from 280 metres (920 ft) to 8,585 metres (28,000 ft). Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain point of Sikkim, it is also the third highest in World. Sikkim is always attracts visitors with its natural beauty. Its legendry mountains, landscape and monasteries are famous for tourist’s point of view. There have several magical mountain lakes.

Featured Pictures (Sikkim & Darjeeling)

Brief Itinerary

Day

Activities

01 Fly to Biratnagar. Then, drive to Kakarbhitta.
02 Drive to Yaksum.
03 Trek Yuksom to Tshoka. (alt. 3050 m )
04 Trek Tshoka - Dzongri. (Alt. 4020 m )
05 Trek Dzongrit - Thangsing. (3800 MTS/ 12464 FT) (10 KMS/4-5 HRS)
06 Trek Thangsing - Samitipokhari. (4500 MTS/ 14760 FT) (7 KMS/3-4 HRS)
07 Samiti Lake - Goecha La (5002 Mts/ 16406 Ft) - Samiti Lake (12 Kms/6-7 Hrs)
08 Trek Samiti Pokhari - Thangsing. (approx. 5002 mtrs/ 11 km / 5 hrs (approx.)
09 Trek Thangsing – Bakhim.
10 Trek BAKHIM - YUKSOM.
11 Trek Yuksom – Pemayangtse – Gangtok.
12 Transfer to Biratnagar Airport

Day 01:

Fly to Biratnagar. Then, drive to Kakarbhitta. After immigration formalities at Nepal / India Border, drive Siliguri to Siliguri. Siliguri is about 70 km far from Biratnagar and it takes 2.5 hours by a car . It is known as the Gateway of North East India and popular among people residing the border. It is a principal commercial, tourism, transportation, and educational center of North Bengal. On reaching, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:

Drive to Yaksum.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Yoksum (159 km, 6 hrs approx.). Yoksum is the first capital of Sikkim and t was the first capital of Sikkim established in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgyal who was the first Chogyal (temporal and religious king) of Sikkim. The coronation site the first monarch of Sikkim is known as the "Throne of Norbugang". Yuksom is where there is the Norbugang Chorten near the Norbugang throne, the place Namgyal was crowned and several monasteries and a lake. The dynastic rule of the Chogyals lasted for 333 years. On reaching, check in to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03:

Trek Yuksom to Tshoka. (alt. 3050 m )
Trek from Yuksum to Tshoka 18 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Walk through dense forest of pine and oak After crossing river PrekChu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire Trek then we reach Bakhim the trail from Bakhim passes through magnolia and rhododendron trees. Tshoka is a small village .

Day 04:

Trek Tshoka - Dzongri. (Alt. 4020 m )
Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climbing time taken approx 5hrs we go through dense forest of rhododendrons there are over 400 flowering species , a place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of mountains. Then we reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang( Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks.
Day 05: Trek Dzongrit - Thangsing. (3800 MTS/ 12464 FT) (10 KMS/4-5 HRS)
The trail from Dzongri continues along the right bank of the river towards east. After cresting the hill the path drops into the valley and then crosses the bridge over the Prek Chu River. It's an hour climb from the bridge to Thangsing (3800 m) located on the slopes of Mt Pandim.
Day 06: Trek Thangsing - Samitipokhari. (4500 MTS/ 14760 FT) (7 KMS/3-4 HRS)
The trail from Thangsing climbs gently north and follows a stream and alpine meadows. About an hour above Thangsing we reach Onglathang from where the superb view of the south face of Kanchenjunga can be seen. In order to capture clear views one has to reach Onglathang early. The trail then skirts through a series of glacial moraines before crossing over meadows again, and arrives at the emerald lake at Samiti.
Day 07: Samiti Lake - Goecha La (5002 Mts/ 16406 Ft) - Samiti Lake (12 Kms/6-7 Hrs)
The climb to Goecha La begins with gentle gradient eastwards for about half an hour and then later the steep ascent starts. The trail follows the glacial moraine north-east and then drops to a dry lake at Zemathang. A tough scramble over rocks and boulders with a rise of 400 meters will bring us on the top of the pass. The pass is formed due to the depression between Pandim and the Kabru spurs. It over looks the Talung Valley and commands a very impressive view of the south faces of Kanchenjunga. Afternoon return to the Samiti Lake.
Day 08: Trek Samiti Pokhari - Thangsing. (approx. 5002 mtrs/ 11 km / 5 hrs (approx.)
An early morning climb along a gully to view the east face of Mt. Kanchenjunga bathed in the rays of the morning sun. Descend to Thangsing.
Day 09: Trek Thangsing – Bakhim.
After break fast begin downhill trek to Bakhim. The trek is not very tiring as most of it is downhill and not very tedious on the body.
Day 10: Trek BAKHIM - YUKSOM.
After breakfast continue descend downhill and halt for a night at Yuksum.
Day 11: Trek Yuksom – Pemayangtse – Gangtok.
After breakfast drive to Pemayangtse (2085 m) approx 30 km in 1 hrs. Pemayangtse is one of the oldest and important monasteries in Sikkim. Visit the monastery. Proceed to reach Gangtok (1810 m) approx 110 km in 5 hrs. Arrive Gangtok and check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12: Transfer to Biratnagar Airport for flight to Kathmandu.
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include
- All necessary airport transfers
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- All sightseeing with English speaking local guide
- All activities & excursions as per itinerary
- Monument Entrance fee.
- All Applicable surface transfer by private non AC vehicle
Cost Exclude
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- India entry visa fees
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
Trip Destinations
- Sikkim Tour
- Darjeeling / Sikkim / Kalimpong
- Buddhism Tour
- Darjeeling & Sikkim with Trek
 
 
 
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